Postdoctoral position in Quantum materials

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021

Information about the research
In general, quantum materials display a delicate interplay of several interactions (charge, spin, orbital, and lattice) on the atomic-scale. The focus of this post-doctoral project is based on the investigation of magnetic and electronic properties of quantum materials using neutron and X-ray scattering/spectroscopy techniques. In particular, the project will focus on the studies of superconducting and magnetic van der Waals materials, using a combination of home lab equipment as well as large-scale infrastructure.

The research at the Division of Materials Physics  at the Department of Physics focuses on the studies of the fundamental properties of materials ranging from soft to hard hierarchical materials, liquids and glasses, complex oxides, and quantum matter. Our research aims to understand the relationships between the microscopic interactions and the macroscopic functions of the materials to develop and optimize the next generations of materials that could be implemented in future technological devices. Various experiments are conducted in our home laboratories, but also at large-scale facilities all over the world. The group has excellent expertise in X-ray and neutron scattering/spectroscopy techniques and is involved in the new instrumental developments that Sweden is implementing with the MAX IV and European Spallation Source (ESS) facilities. Over many years we have also developed a strong and fruitful collaboration with theoreticians, both locally and internationally. At present, the division comprises five faculty members, two assistant professors, fourteen Ph.D. students, seven postdocs, and one technician. We strive to provide a stimulating, motivating, and collaborative research environment.

Major responsibilities
The major part of your time will be devoted to your post-doctoral research project, where you will be expected to plan, perform and disseminate the work in larger and small collaborative constellations. Another important aspect involves collaboration within international research groups and with society at large. The position may also include supervision of students on undergraduate and master's levels. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in Physics. You need experience in working with 1D, 2D and 3D correlated systems like hollandites, van der Waals and double perovskite materials, using a combination of muon spin rotation, inelastic X-ray scattering, and neutron scattering techniques. Very good communication and collaborative skills are required, including excellent oral and written reporting in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg .
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210553 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 December, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Assistant Professor Yasmine Sassa, Materials Physics, Department of Physics
Phone: +46317726088

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